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Less than a week after strong storms swept across the Midwest, governors from the affected areas are discussing how they are recovering.     

The Midwest is known for its unpredictable weather. But blizzards and tornadoes in October can be tough to prepare for, and even tougher to recover from. The governors from South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska all say they’re impressed with how their states are handling the situation.

"Governing a state in the Midwest, our citizens are so self-reliant. They first look to themselves, their neighbors, their friends, and many people as strangers will help to volunteer when a neighbor is in need," South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard said.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard joined Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Wednesday for the Tri-State Governor’s Conference.

The governors discussed a variety of issues affecting the area, including emergency response and preparedness.

"The response from our state and local emergency managers was absolutely phenomenal," Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman said.

Last week Wayne, Neb. Was hit with sever tornadoes.

"The day after the tornado in Wayne over 500 volunteers turned up," said Gov. Heineman.

At the same time, southeastern South Dakota and North Sioux City were also getting a taste of those twisters. And the western part of South Dakota was covered in nearly five feet of snow, leaving 26,000 people without power.

"I'm sure we'll be learning. I think it's early on to learn what we can do to improve some of our emergency response. We're still in recovery mode at this point,” Gov. Daugaard said.

"We can always learn from each experience and try to improve on it,” Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said.

And since the Midwest is no stranger to severe weather, there’s no doubt its residents will bounce back from this Fall storm.

Gov. Daugaard says the blizzard in South Dakota was one of the worst ranchers have ever seen in terms of livestock losses. Officials are working on releasing an updated count of how many cattle were killed during the storm.

None of the governors addressed how much the storms will cost or if they would ask for Federal assistance.
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